The story

When I was 8 years old my parents bought me this small keyboard, the YAMAHA PSS-130 PortaSound. I have memories of playing with the keyboard for hours and hours. I loved to play the drum rhythms very slow or very fast and then trying to play melodies on top of them.

When I decided that I wanted to create this instrument I realized that the only output that the keyboard has is a built-in speaker, so I opened the keyboard and solder a 1/4 inch output in order to sample it without any microphone issues.

Now the instrument is polyphonic and has much more controls than before. I am planning to add effects and controls eventually.

I hope you enjoy playing with it and that you may find it useful in your productions.


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  • Awesome


    JeyGraf21 September 2022
  • This is sooo good!

    A really nicely sampled instrument. Masses of nostalgia! as an edit I would perhaps somehow allow the UI to reset the effects and controls when changing patches, otherwise excellent. Thanks

  • Sounds of the 80's and beyond!

    A really interesting pack that brings back my childhood of messing with my first electric piano. Provides a new bout of inspiration and allows people to try weird and quirky sounds in their mix!

    JakeW23 May 2022
  • Brings back memories

    I used to have a PSS390 back in the 90s; and this library brings back memories of that. I love playing this and the various filters are a nice touch. Those drumkits though! That's proper retro goodness.
    I am a little confused about the grid-thing in the middle of the GUI. Is that just for show or does it do something? Certainly didn't do anything for me.
    But that's a minor thing. Thanks for making this library... :)

    SynchrotonesSamplist 21 June 2022
  • Loops are amazing

    I loved the loops in this library. Sound really really beautiful. Going to have great uses for these

    JashandeepReehal23 May 2022
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